Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Merlin’s Nightmare by Robert Treskillard’s (The Merlin Spiral book 3)

We return to our story, but 16 years have passed by since we last read Merlin's Shadow. Merlin is married. Yes, married to Natalyena, as we had really though he might, or hoped! He has children, what fun, but the adventure of a life time is just getting warmed up good!

It is close to time for Author to be King, but the invasions haven't stopped. Arthur's family members are kidnapped! Morgana is turning loose werewolves, as if Picti and Saxons weren't enough to cope with. How is one 18 year old going to handle all this at once? Britain is a mess, can they save it in time? Maybe not because Authur has gone missing. Can this nightmare of occurrences get any worse for dear Merlin?

This book could just about stand alone, and it tops the first two. It isn't the least bit disappointing, and I love the graphics that were used for the chapters.

Carol :)


Haunted by the past, chased by the present.
Arthur is now eighteen, and Merlin, tired of hiding and running from his enemies, wants nothing more than to spend his days with his family and train Arthur for his rightful place as king. But when Arthur goes missing, a desperate Merlin must abandon all other quests to find him before a shadowy pursuer catches Arthur first.
Having everything to fight for, and almost nothing to fight with, Merlin and Arthur must rally Britain’s warriors against three overwhelming enemies: Saxenow hordes in the south, Picti raiders in the north, and a chilling new enemy that has arisen in the west.
At the same time, Mórgana brings Merlin’s deepest fear to life and sets a horde of werewolves loose to destroy Britain. But when the secret purpose of this nightmare is finally revealed, will Merlin and Arthur find a way to survive—without unleashing an even greater evil?


Biography

Robert Treskillard is a Celtic enthusiast who has been crafting stories from his early youth, is a software developer, graphic artist, and sometime bladesmith. He and his wife have three children and are still homeschooling their youngest. They live in the country near St. Louis, Missouri.

It all began when Robert's son wanted to learn blacksmithing and sword-making. The two set out to learn the crafts and in the process were told by a relative that they were descended from a Cornish blacksmith. This lit the fire of Robert's imagination, and so welding his Celtic research to his love of the legends of King Arthur, a series was forged--The Merlin Spiral, published by BLINK Young Adult Books.

Book 1: Merlin's Blade
Book 2: Merlin's Shadow
Book 3: Merlin's Nightmare

Merlin’s Nightmare -  http://www.amazon.com/Merlins-Nightmare-Merlin-Spiral-Treskillard/dp/0310735092/ 
Author Website http://www.KingArthur.org.uk 
Participants’ links 
Beckie Burnham
Jeff Chapman
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April Erwin
Carol Gehringer
Victor Gentile
Rebekah Gyger
Carol Keen
Krystine Kercher
Emileigh Latham
Jennette Mbewe
Shannon McDermott
Meagan @ Blooming with Books
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Mirriam Neal
Joan Nienhuis
Nissa
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Nathan Reimer
Audrey Sauble
Chawna Schroeder
Jojo Sutis
Robert Treskillard
Phyllis Wheeler
Elizabeth Williams

In conjunction with the CSFF Blog Tour, I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. 

2 comments:

annakindt said...

I found the book to be readable as a stand-alone as well. Lots of action and conflict.

Kerani said...

I agree there was a lot of action in this story. It's good to see fast paced stories in the CSFF sphere.

I disagreed a bit with your take on the writing, but that's all good.

(Sorry for taking so long to getting around to commenting on your post - this week has been a bear!)